Titanium is a metal known for its strength, durability, and lightweight. It has become a popular choice for jewelry, especially wedding and engagement rings, because of its modern and minimalist look. However, when choosing the perfect titanium ring, it’s important to consider the different grades of titanium that are available.
At Avant-Garde Jewelry, we offer a wide range of titanium rings in different grades and styles, each with its own unique properties. In this article, we’ll be looking closer at our titanium ring grades, what makes them unique, and which might be the best fit for you.
Titanium Styles’ Different Ring Grades
When it comes to buying a titanium ring, it’s essential to understand the different grades of titanium available. At Avant-Garde Jewelry, we offer three different grades of titanium rings: commercially pure titanium, extra-hard titanium, and aircraft-grade titanium alloy. Not all titanium is created equal, and each grade has its own unique properties and characteristics that can affect the ring’s durability, appearance, and cost.
Commercially Pure Titanium Rings (Ti-999)
Commercially Pure Titanium or CP is an excellent choice for those looking for a natural look. This grade of titanium is the purest form, containing no other metals. Making it ideal for those with sensitive skin or prone to skin irritation.
Pure titanium rings are also incredibly lightweight, making them comfortable to wear all day. However, while CP is stronger than traditional metals, it is the softest grade on this list. This grade is more pliable and has less “memory,” but it is easier to work with as a result. It’s a perfect choice for those who want a beautiful and practical ring.
Aircraft Grade Titanium Rings (Ti-6/4)
Aircraft-grade titanium is an alloy used in the aerospace industry due to its exceptional strength and durability. This grade of titanium is an alloy made of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium, which gives it a high level of strength and makes it resistant to corrosion. In fact, aircraft-grade titanium is about three times stronger than basic commercially pure titanium and will resist wearing to a much greater extent.
Aircraft-grade titanium rings are strong and durable, making them ideal for those looking for a ring that can withstand the rigors of everyday wear. They’re also corrosion-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your ring losing its shine over time.
Extra-Hard Titanium Rings (Ti-6/6/2)
If you’re looking for a titanium ring that is extra hard and durable, then Ti-6/6/2 is a perfect choice. This grade has 86% titanium, 6% aluminum, 6% vanadium, and 2% tin, which makes it a robust and durable option. The extra-hard titanium is a solid and durable option with a tensile strength of up to 180,000 psi and a Brinell hardness value of 389. In addition, it is 130% stronger than Aircraft Grade Titanium, making it the best choice for tension set rings.
Extra-Hard Titanium offers the highest resistance to denting and bending, which is ideal for those looking for a ring that will withstand the most challenging conditions. So whether you’re an athlete or someone who works with their hands, Ti-6/6/2 is a perfect choice.
What Grade of Titanium is Right for You?
When choosing a suitable grade for your titanium ring, it’s essential to consider your lifestyle, personal preferences, and why you are interested in the titanium. However, most are attracted to titanium because of its lightweight, corrosion resistance, and, most importantly, its strength. With that in mind, we recommend using higher grades of titanium, such as aircraft-grade or extra-hard titanium for durability. These higher alloys exhibit higher tensile strength and resistance to demanding wear.
Aircraft Grade Titanium Rings vs. Extra-Hard Titanium Rings
So which one is right for you? If you’re looking for a ring that can withstand everyday wear and tear, an aircraft-grade titanium ring is a great option. Its durability and scratch resistance make it a practical and long-lasting choice.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a ring that can withstand heavy wear and tear, then extra-hard titanium may be the better option. Extra-Hard Titanium is virtually scratch-resistant. This means you won’t have to worry about your ring becoming damaged or losing its shine over time. Additionally, Extra-Hard Titanium is increasingly resistant to demanding wear. It retains its form and details for a lifetime, making the piece timeless.
Titanium rings are a popular choice for jewelry due to their durability, hypoallergenic properties, and modern look. However, it’s essential to understand the difference between commercially pure titanium, extra-hard titanium, and aircraft-grade titanium when purchasing a ring. Each grade offers unique properties, making it essential to choose the right one for your needs. But no matter which grade you prefer, you can be confident that your titanium ring from Avant-Garde Jewelry will be high-quality and long-lasting.
For more information on our titanium ring grades check out our page, TI Grades.